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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

10-27-72 - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Oh.

1: Bertha, Mexicali, Loser, Jack Straw, Big RxR Blues, El Paso, Sugaree, BIODTL, B. E. Women, Box Of Rain, B. T. Wind, Tennessee Jed, Bobby McGee, Bird Song, Big River, Casey Jones

2: Greatest, Ramble On, Truckin> Other One> Half Step> Morning Dew, Tomorrow Is Forever, Promised, Deal, Sugar Magnolia E1: Uncle John E2: Saturday Night

Source: http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-27.sbd-aud.cousinit.19630.sbeok.shnf

This is really a tale of two sets. The first is a hissy SBD and an average to below average performance. The meat of the second is an audience clap-along recording, but it’s actually a hot set with a unique song selection. None of the sources are great and none include the Bird Song, Big River, Casey Jones that ended the first. There are some nice tracks in the first: Jack Straw and BigRR are carried off nicely. But most of the songs sound a little flat. Even Billy sounds off. Box of Rain sounds awful. Donna kills everything she touches. Bobby even apologizes for being tired: “We’re all punchy from lack of sleep.” There’s some other fun, self-deprecating banter.

Second set is from an AUD source, but begins with a pretty solid GSET. Jerry’s leads sound sharp and happy, and that vibe carries over in Ramble on Rose. Then the show really takes off. Somebody yells “Play Truckin,” and about five seconds later you hear the opening notes of what would become Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Morning Dew. The Truckin jam is just extraordinary, full of funky, jazzy riffs and Phil-driven grooves, and begetting a huge Other One—a powerful, great Other One that gets downright SCARY. The clapping along quickly comes to a halt, and by the end of the Other One, all you hear from the crowd is a lone woman who releases a series of blood-curling screams. Perhaps ensing that he’s taken the crowd a little too close to the edge, Jerry eases up and turns a corner into Half Step. Take a guess how many other times they played Other One> Half Step. Try zero. It only ever happened in Columbus, and this AUD is your only chance to hear it. Half Step eventually lands in Morning Dew, capping a beautiful and unprecedented song suite.

From there, the recording goes back to the hissy soundboard from set 1, and the band takes it home with Tomorrow is Forever (Donna and Jerry sound really nice together!), Promised Land, Deal and Sugar Mag. Nice second set! Maybe a bit of a letdown at the end, then... WHAM! Double-encore! A nice UJB followed by the now ubiquitous Sat Night. It was Friday, but oh well… it’s a smokin version anyway.

Highlights: No question about this one: Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew. Tomorrow is Forever is also nice

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Poster: Jim F Date: Oct 28, 2011 1:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

Ya know I can't remember the last time I listened to this, not sure if I even have before. But after that description, even though I just rocked some 10/28/72, I figured I can work in that jam before bed...

I'm almost out of The Other One, and man I am really feelin this one tonight. The recording is really great compared to a lot of 72 auds, this is definitely the work of Bear, and it sounds comparatively great. The mood of this is just classic Fall 72, really unique though, too. Glad I gave it a listen.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

sweet...

I'll be checking this out soon.

Though I'm stuck in the space and time of playin 1973-02-24. Pretty nice I must say.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

Niiiice... IMO the 2/24/73 Playin' is among the greatest ever performed. I just wish there was more from this show!

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 28, 2011 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

Yea I was certainly enjoying it. I also wish we had that whole show. The sound quality for that phil jam is awesome.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

"Though I'm stuck in the space and time of playin 1973-02-24. Pretty nice I must say."

fast-forward exactly 1 year, and you'll be stuck there for a LONG time, if you haven't been already. one of the greatest shows they ever played.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

Ah yes, 2/24/74... I put that one on yesterday as a matter of fact. As great as that show is, I actually found -- except for the big jams -- that it lags in some spots. Even PITB seemed a little lackluster. The China> Rider is excellent, however, and I remember thinking yesterday that this is one of the best versions of Let It Grow that I've ever heard. Dark Star> Dew speaks for itself, though I'd say the Dew is probably the better half of that combo.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

I do agree about the PITB. There's a spark missing that doesn't propel this one into the realm of greatness that so many other versions have reached. I find the rest of the show to be total ecstasy though, and that makes up for it. There's a vibe to this show that can't be put into words, and it really draws me in. The slower songs are just soooooo sweet. Candyman, Ship of Fools, Row Jimmy, and Baby Blue are some of my favorite versions ever played. They have that vibe, that I wish I could describe. The playing is exquisite. I suppose exquisite is the best word to describe those songs. Equisite: "marked by flawless craftsmanship or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution"

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1972 - Truckin>Other One>Half Step>Dew

i'm really diggin this other one. like you noted, the transition from truckin' is phenomenal.

i need to also give a nod to TDIH 1991 which I truly believe is the best show they ever played after brent's death.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd91-10-27.sbd.martinson.537.sbeok.shnf